# Hyperboloid of One Sheet

The hyperboloid Of One Sheet is a surface of revolution of the curve family hyperbola

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### Ruled Surface

A revolving around its transverse axis forms a surface called “hyperboloid of one sheet”. A hyperboloid is a Ruled Surface.

Ruled surfaces are surfaces that for every point on the surface, there is a line on the surface passing it. Or, in other words, a surface generated by a line. If for each point on the surface there are two lines on the surface passing it, then it's called doubly-ruled surface. Hyperboloid is a doubly-ruled surface.

Ruled surfaces also include cylinder and helicoid. There are only 3 doubly ruled surfaces: • Hyperboloid of One Sheet • Hyperbolic Paraboloid • plane.

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#### Spinning Cube Silhouette

The silhouette of a rotating dice is a hyperbola.

### Hyperboloid in Architecture

For more photos, see: Hyperboloid Architecture